Quotation by George III

I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States.
George III (1738–1820), British monarch, King of Great Britain and Ireland. Letter, March 7, 1780, to his prime minister Lord North.
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